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In my stories, I want you to step back in history to times, events, and characters unlike the present and yet not so different. My goal - to earn a place on your memory's bookshelf ... with stories that might be dusted off and revisited in the years to come.       

I delight in connecting "dots," posing provocative questions, and taking readers (and listeners) where they haven't been. I also love the Lord and people, and all things patriotic, historic, West Point, Christmas, Dickens, and eternal, as well as traveling the world with my wife and talking to diverse groups about my narratives and life experiences.

Being an Army brat, I followed in my father's footsteps, the first of three brothers to graduate from West Point, and six months later found myself in the jungles and rice paddies of Southeast Asia, an experience that will figure in my next narrative, Sông Bé: The Dream.


Given most authors don't start life as such, after thanking Uncle Sam for the privilege of serving my country for seven years, I donned civilian clothes, became a consulting engineer, formed my own company, and along the way served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and assistant professor at West Point.

Other than writing and serving as the chief strategy officer for Ion Power Group, an innovative sustainable energy company, I cherish my family and friends, write, golf, ski (for a time a Vail Resorts ski instructor), bike, climb mountains, and remain active in West Point alumni affairs.

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